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. >> it really was. >> mike barn cal and peter gammons here with us as well. >> it was an absolutely unbelievable evening. it was an unbelievable year. >> yeah. can you imagine. >> we're here opening day. you're not a front-runner, one of the most loyal red sox fans. you go to the first game of the year and last game of the year. >> exactly. >> they are winning the world series in boston. but we were here the first game of the year and it was just nice. nobody expected much out of this team. and it was a nice week or two of baseball. and then april 15th happened. and i remember mike, who always has been the guy -- mike you're always the guy, you called me up when i was in florida, you said this is going on. it's always about games. you called me up when they had the first game back here at fenway. and you said, joe, get in front of your tv set, you're about to see something special. you're about to see a city come around a baseball team. like never before. >> well, the team exelmplifies like never before. the marathon bombing, it was like a family picnic was bombed. everyone knows somebody who ra
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
notes. he said he would be here. willie, mike barn cal in new york and joining us here at the table in washington, we have -- >> eight people. when sam comes back we can play softball. >> okay. >> can we do match game or something? >> all right. we have the host of msnbc's "hardball," chris matthew, the author of "tip and the gipper." and chief white house correspondent and host of daily run down, chuck todd and msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee michael steele. >> we have a lot to talk about. chris matthews, the president has been hit with a one, two, three regarding the affordable care act, one the website that we've been talking about for a long time. number two the "l.a. times" article talking about the sticker shock effect which actually will have more of an impact probably in the long run and thirdly, lisa myer's report talking about those assurances the president talked about people getting insurance not ended up being true at the end. the white house seems to be in a position they need to get out in front of all of these stories.